A book for the true shoe lover in you

“At its Manhattan flagship location, Saks Fifth Avenue created a shoe department so large that the post office gave it its own zip code: 10022-SHOE,” writes Nancy MacDonell commenting on the massive and ever growing shoe fixation of women since, well, forever. From the elaborate embellishments of 19th century boots “the footwear of choice, often with beading, embroidery, and uppers that combined fabric and leather,” to Marilyn Monroe’s stilettos to trivia that compliment the shoe freak you are today, the newest member of Assouline’s Anthology Collections inspires once again the style fanatics.
Following on the heels of the success of The T-Shirt Book, The Leather Book, The Bikini Book, and The Trench Book, The Shoe Book explores the history and technologies that have shaped the designs and styles that continue to evolve and what a surprise, what could have easily been a shoe porn book, is a thoughtful academic book with access to designers that are dovoted to chaussures. With contributions by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Sarah Jessica Parker, The Shoe Book is the most definitive and visually compelling volume published on footwear to date penned by seasoned fashion writer for New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar, Nancy MacDonell.